Optimisation of plant performance (2016-17)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by The Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title: 
Optimisation of plant performance
Description of the project: 

At Burra Foods we continue to look for innovative ways to optimise our business processes and maximise output. We are currently experiencing a large growth stage where the frozen packing line is critical to the business. This project will seek to explore and understand the waste streams generated from our frozen packing lines, prepare recommendations for optimisation and implement strategies once approved.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by The Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location: 
Korumburra, South Gippsland (Regional VIC)
Description of the project: 

At Burra Foods we continue to look for innovative ways to optimise our business processes and maximise output. We are currently experiencing a large growth stage where the frozen packing line is critical to the business. This project will seek to explore and understand the waste streams generated from our frozen packing lines, prepare recommendations for optimisation and implement strategies once approved.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims: 

Students will be required to prepare a report of recommendations for optimisation of the frozen packing line and present the findings to the engineering/production team and carry out any approved recommendations. 

Faculty or Department: 
Engineering-Chemical
Engineering-Electrical & Computer Systems
Engineering-Environmental
Engineering-Materials
Information Technology
Science
Disciplines: 
Biological Science
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Data Science
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Science
Software Development & Software Engineering
Sector: 
Dairy
Manufacturing
Employment Type: 
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are enrolled full-time at Monash.

Selection Criteria: 

Your application will be reviewed by senior faculty members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application form including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

 Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2016 through to February 2017.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period. 
Duration: 
12 weeks
Max number of recipients: 
2
Application process: 

Applications are submitted online via the MITI website and must include a cover letter (no more than one page) and current CV.

Your cover letter should include the following information:

  • why the project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of relevant experience either through vacation work, study or other extra curricula activities
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Prior to applying for this opportunity please consider the location of the project. Korumburra is situated in South Gippsland (Regional Victoria) located approximately 120 kms from Melbourne CBD. You will be required to live away from home for the duration of the project therefore your own transport will be required. 

  • Suitable local accommodation + an appropriate travel allowance will be provided.
 

Burra Foods Australia

Burra Foods is a milk processing company in South Gippsland which has been through a period of significant growth over the past 4 years, including installation of a state of the art milk spray dryer and more recently a nutritional powder plant. The site has many processors which consume farm milk to produce frozen and chilled liquid dairy products, as well as milk powders of many types for domestic and more commonly export markets.